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Medical News Today: How does exercise support health later in life?

New research shows that older adults who exercise regularly can perform everyday tasks more easily and gain independence. Swimming is a great way to stay fit in older age. Insufficient physical activity causes around 3.2 million deaths worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). These declining levels of physical activity may be… Read More »

Medical News Today: Researchers close in on a new depression mechanism

One key characteristic of clinical depression is anhedonia, the complete lack of pleasure in things and activities that used to be rewarding. A new study in rats has now uncovered an important biological factor that contributes to this state. Researchers have found a new ‘key player’ in depression, and the discovery could lead to therapies… Read More »

Medical News Today: Can you detect changes in the earth's magnetic field?

Many animals can detect changes in the earth’s magnetic field, and they use this sense to navigate. A recent study finds that humans may also have this ability. Many animals can detect magnetic fields, but can we? We have evolved to detect a range of sensory inputs, including light, sound, and odors. Other members of… Read More »

Medical News Today: Immunosuppressants reduce artery plaque in people with psoriasis

New research finds that treatment with biologic drugs reduces coronary plaque buildup among people with severe psoriasis. An immunosuppressant drug for psoriasis can also improve heart artery health for those with the skin condition. Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects 7.5 million people in the United States and approximately 125 million worldwide.… Read More »